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Piña Colada Cupcakes


Take yourself to the beach with these moist Piña colada cupcakes. Bottoms up!

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  • Cupcakes
  • 1 & 2/3 cups plain flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 castor sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup crushed pineapple
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Icing
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3 cups icing sugar
  • 3/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


servings 12
Level of difficulty Easy
Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 20mins
Cost Budget Friendly


Step 1

Preheat oven to 180°C. Line a 12 cupcake pan with liners.

Step 2

In a medium bowl mix flour, baking soda & salt together.

Step 3

Place belted butter & sugars in a bowl & whisk.

Step 4

Whisk in eggs, coconut milk, vanilla & crushed pineapple until combined. Slowly add flour to wet mixture & mix until there are no lumps.

Step 5

Fill each cupcake liner & cook cakes for 20 mins or until golden.

Step 6

For icing whip butter until smooth & creamy. Mix in other ingredients & beat until creamy.

Step 7

Once cupcakes are cool, top with a good layer of icing. Decorate with a cocktail umbrella & little 'coconut' drink.

Step 8

To make little coconut drink:
Cut 1/4 of a malteaser.

Place a small amount of icing on the malteaser & place a star sprinkle & a small licorice piece to make a straw.

Allow to set & place on cupcake.

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